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What's Authentic Leadership & How Do You Practice It

3 ways to practie self-awareness as a leader

  • Seek feedback from the environment;
  • Use self-reflection to better understand your behavior;
  • Practice regular self-observation to stay aware of your feelings at all times.
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    What's Authentic Leadership & How Do You Practice It

    What's Authentic Leadership & How Do You Practice It

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    Authentic leadership

    Is a management style in which leaders are genuine, self-aware, and transparent. 

    An authentic leader is able to inspire loyalty and trust in her employees by consistently displaying who she/he really is as a person, and how she/he feels about her employees' performance. 

    Authentic leadership is the single strongest predictor of an employee's job satisfaction.

    Components of Authentic Leadership

    • Self-Awareness: be aware of your trengths, weaknesses, and values and displaying them to your team.
    • Relational Transparency: remain genuine, straightforward, and honest with your team. Display the behavior you hope to see in your employees.
    • Balanced Processing: stick to your values when making decisions, but remain open to discussions and alternatve options.
    • Doing the right thing: focus on doing the right thing for the long-term success of the business, not yours.

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    Peter Drucker

    "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

    Peter Drucker
    Change Leadership Styles

    Sometimes a teammate needs a warm hug. Sometimes the team needs a visionary, a new style of coaching, someone to lead the way or even, on occasion, a kick in the bike shorts. 

    For that reason, great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his or her club, with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal and the best tool for the job.

    Daniel Goleman’s leadership styles
    1. Pacesetting leader - “Do as I do, now”: expects and models excellence and self-direction. 
    2. Authoritative leader - “Come with me”: mobilizes the team toward a common vision.
    3. Affiliative leader - “People come first”:  works to create emotional bonds that bring a feeling of belonging.
    4. Coaching leader - "Try this": develops people for the future.
    5. Coercive leader - “Do what I tell you”: demands immediate compliance.
    6. Democratic leader - “What do you think?": builds consensus through participation.
    Authentic Leaders

    They are people of the highest integrity, committed to building enduring organizations. They have a deep sense of purpose and self-discipline, are true to their core values, dare to build th...

    Character, Not Style

    Leadership has to do with who we are as human beings and the forces that shaped us. Style is the outward manifestation of one’s authentic leadership

    Authentic leaders must adapt their styles to fit the situation and capabilities of their teammates.

    Real And Genuine

    You can’t pretend to be an authentic leader for long because people will eventually sense the lack of authenticity, and ultimately you will not gain the trust of your teammates.

    If you are real and genuine people will see you as trustworthy and willing to learn, they will respond positively to requests for help in getting through difficult times.

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    Servant leader traits
    • Isn’t concerned about acquiring or holding onto power.
    • Isn’t focused on maintaining a certain reputation above all else.
    • Isn’t obsessed with staying ahead of e...
    How to become a Servant Leader
    1. Be a good listener. Try to determine what the desire of the group or individuals are. 
    2. Practice empathy. Empathy allows you to get past surface issues and to discover what is going on.
    3. Embrace concepts of healing. The servant leader recognizes the brokenness of people and looks for ways to make broken people well.
    4. Be aware of the obvious and the subtle, both in your own life and in other’s lives.
    5. Be persuasive. Use the power of persuasion to help people choose the right path as needed instead of demanding the path.
    6. Be able to conceptualize. Servant leaders are big-picture thinkers, thinking of what their team needs to do to accomplish everything, not just the one thing in front of them.
    7. Be a good steward. A steward is someone who holds onto something and keeps it in good condition for others who need it down the road.
    8. Love the community.
    Servant Leadership Work

    Studies have shown that servant leadership and the empowerment and teamwork that accompay it trickle down. Higher level managers who turn from selfish leadership to selfless leadership end up creating lower-level managers and other employees who then do the same.

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